Animal Production

Industries in the Animal Production subsector raise or fatten animals for the sale of animals or animal products. The subsector comprises establishments, such as ranches, farms, and feedlots primarily engaged in keeping, grazing, breeding, or feeding animals. These animals are kept for the products they produce or for eventual sale. The animals are generally raised in various environments, from total confinement or captivity to feeding on an open range pasture. Establishments primarily engaged in the farm raising and production of aquatic animals or plants in controlled or selected aquatic environments are included in this subsector.

The industries in this subsector are grouped by important factors, such as suitable grazing or pasture land, specialized buildings, type of equipment, and the amount and types of labor required. Establishments are classified to the Animal Production subsector when animal production (i.e., value of animals for market) accounts for one-half or more of the establishment's total agricultural production. Establishments with one-half or more animal production with no one animal product or family of animal products of an industry accounting for one-half of the establishment's agricultural production are treated as combination animal farming classified to Industry 11299, All Other Animal Production.

1121 Cattle Ranching and Farming
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising cattle, milking dairy cattle, or feeding cattle for fattening.

11211 Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming, including Feedlots
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising cattle (including cattle for dairy herd replacements), or feeding cattle for fattening.

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112111 Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising cattle (including cattle for dairy herd replacements).

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112112 Cattle Feedlots
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in feeding cattle for fattening.

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11212 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
See industry description for 112120 below.

112120 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in milking dairy cattle.

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11213 Dual-Purpose Cattle Ranching and Farming
See industry description for 112130 below.

112130 Dual-Purpose Cattle Ranching and Farming
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising cattle for both milking and meat production.

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1122 Hog and Pig Farming

11221 Hog and Pig Farming
See industry description for 112210 below.

112210 Hog and Pig Farming
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising hogs and pigs. These establishments may include farming activities, such as breeding, farrowing, and the raising of weanling pigs, feeder pigs, or market size hogs.

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1123 Poultry and Egg Production
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in breeding, hatching, and raising poultry for meat or egg production.

11231 Chicken Egg Production
See industry description for 112310 below.

112310 Chicken Egg Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising chickens for egg production. The eggs produced may be for use as table eggs or hatching eggs.

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11232 Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production
See industry description for 112320 below.

112320 Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising broilers, fryers, roasters, and other meat type chickens.

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  • Establishments primarily engaged in raising chickens for egg production are classified in Industry 112310, Chicken Egg Production.

11233 Turkey Production
See industry description for 112330 below.

112330 Turkey Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising turkeys for meat or egg production.


11234 Poultry Hatcheries
See industry description for 112340 below.

112340 Poultry Hatcheries
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in hatching poultry of any kind.


11239 Other Poultry Production
See industry description for 112390 below.

112390 Other Poultry Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising poultry (except chickens for meat or egg production and turkeys).

Illustrative Examples:
Duck production; Ostrich production; Emu production; Pheasant production; Geese production; Quail production.

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1124 Sheep and Goat Farming
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising sheep, lambs, and goats, or feeding lambs for fattening.

11241 Sheep Farming
See industry description for 112410 below.

112410 Sheep Farming
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising sheep and lambs, or feeding lambs for fattening. The sheep or lambs may be raised for sale or wool production.

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11242 Goat Farming
See industry description for 112420 below.

112420 Goat Farming
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising goats.


1125 Animal Aquaculture

11251 Animal Aquaculture
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the farm raising of finfish, shellfish, or any other kind of animal aquaculture. These establishments use some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as holding in captivity, regular stocking, feeding, and protecting from predators.

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  • Establishments primarily engaged in the catching or taking of fish and other aquatic animals from their natural habitat are classified in Industry 11411, Fishing.

112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) farm raising finfish (e.g., catfish, trout, goldfish, tropical fish, minnows) and/or (2) hatching fish of any kind.

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  • Establishments primarily engaged in the catching or taking of finfish from their natural habitat are classified in U.S. Industry 114111, Finfish Fishing.

112512 Shellfish Farming
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in farm raising shellfish (e.g., crayfish, shrimp, oysters, clams, mollusks).

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  • Establishments primarily engaged in the catching or taking of shellfish from their natural habitat are classified in U.S. Industry 114112, Shellfish Fishing.

112519 Other Aquaculture
This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) farm raising of aquatic animals (except finfish and shellfish) and/or (2) farm raising of aquatic plants. Alligator, algae, frog, seaweed, or turtle production is included in this industry.

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1129 Other Animal Production
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising animals and insects (except cattle, hogs and pigs, poultry, sheep and goats, animal aquaculture) for sale or product production. These establishments are primarily engaged in raising one of the following: bees, horses and other equines, rabbits and other fur-bearing animals, and so forth, and producing products, such as honey and other bee products. Establishments primarily engaged in raising a combination of animals with no one animal or family of animals accounting for one-half of the establishment's agricultural production (i.e., value of animals for market) are included in this industry group.

11291 Apiculture
See industry description for 112910 below.

112910 Apiculture
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising bees. These establishments may collect and gather honey; and/or sell queen bees, packages of bees, royal jelly, bees' wax, propolis, venom, and/or other bee products.


11292 Horses and Other Equine Production
See industry description for 112920 below.

112920 Horses and Other Equine Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising horses, mules, donkeys, and other equines.

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11293 Fur-Bearing Animal and Rabbit Production
See industry description for 112930 below.

112930 Fur-Bearing Animal and Rabbit Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in raising fur-bearing animals including rabbits. These animals may be raised for sale or for their pelt production.

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  • Establishments primarily engaged in the trapping or hunting of wild fur-bearing animals are classified in Industry 114210, Hunting and Trapping.

11299 All Other Animal Production
See industry description for 112990 below.

112990 All Other Animal Production
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in: (1) raising animals (except cattle, hogs and pigs, poultry, sheep and goats, animal aquaculture, apiculture, horses and other equines; and fur-bearing animals including rabbits); or (2) raising a combination of animals, with no one animal or family of animals accounting for one-half of the establishment's agricultural production (i.e., value of animals for market) are included in this industry.

Illustrative Examples:
Bird production (e.g., canaries, parakeets, parrots); Laboratory animal production (e.g., rats, mice, guinea pigs); Combination animal farming (except dairy, poultry); Llama production; Companion animals production (e.g., cats, dogs); Worm production; Deer production.

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Information courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.